When Simon Peter got there, he went into the tomb and saw the strips of cloth. He also saw the piece of cloth that had been used to cover Jesus’ face. It was rolled up and in a place by itself. The disciple who got there first then went into the tomb, and when he saw it, he believed. John 20:6-8
The grave could not hold him. The chains of death could not contain him. The tomb burst open that Sunday morning and things have never been the same.
They cannot be the same.
Death has lost its sting. Sin is no longer our Master. Satan’s stronghold has been compromised and his hold on humanity will not last forever. The tomb is empty. The prison doors have been flung wide open.
When we are surrounded by darkness, there is light. In the midst of our despair and depression, there is hope. In the shadow of death, there is life!
We can live our lives with boldness, confidence, and assurance, full of joy, faith, hope, and strength. All be cause we are forgiven.
All because Jesus is alive!